Eileen was born at Lake Nash. She has a brother Jonny and a sister Joan, two brothers are deceased. She is married to Wally Morton Apetyarr, also a painter.
“My father’s father’s country is Arlangkw. My father’s mother’s country is Titjambera. My mother’s mother’s country is Areyn. I paint to keep my country alive, so we can know and teach our young ones, our grandchildren. The colours I like to use are bright colours for the sun, water and sky. When I’m not painting I like to go visiting or hunting for porcupine, sugar bag and bush potato.”